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Okorocha Fires Son-In-Law, Uche Nwosu, 12 Others (Update)

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sacked his anointed successor to the throne, the Chief of Staff to the State Government, Uche Ugwumba Nwosu as well as 12 other principal officials of his cabinet.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital.

Other affected persons are:

  • Secretary to the Government of the state, Sir George Eche, and some members of his cabinet of their duties
  • Principal Secretary to the governor, Dr. Paschal Chigozie Obi
  • Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), Kingsley Uju, and others.

Uche Nwosu recently picked up the All progressives Congress [APC] gubernatorial Nomination Form and Expression of Interest Form at the office of the APC National Organising Secretary, Barr. Emma Ibediro on Friday, 5th September, 2018.

Imo APC Governorship Aspirant, Uche Nwosu [2nd right]
Information gathered by ElombahNews from the Imo State government in Owerri has it however, that Nwosu was relieved of his appointment to enable him pursue his governorship ambition ahead of the 2019 general election.

The Affected Appointees are:

1. Sir George Eche – Secretary to the Government of Imo State
2. Chief Uche Nwosu – Chief of Staff, Government House
3. Dr. Paschal Chigozie Obi – Principal Secretary to the Governor
4. Hon. Kingsley Uju – Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations)
5.Chief Emma Ojinero – Commissioner for Trade & Investment/Commerce
6. Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri – Commissioner for Information
7. Barr. (Mrs) Ngozi Njoku – Commissioner for Gender/Social Development
8. Lady Joy Mbawuike – Commissioner for Market Development
9. Hon. Obinna Mbata – Commissioner for Finance
10. Dr. Dan Nworie – Commissioner for Tertiary Education
11.Hon. Simeon Iwunze – Special Adviser on Urban Renewal
12. Barr. Obinna Amagwula – Special Assistant General Duties
13. Pst. (Mrs) Betty Uzoma- Special Assistant Finance

See the press release in full:

His Excellency, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha has relieved the following appointees contesting in the forthcoming General Elections of their positions.

The Affected Appointees are:

1. Sir George Eche – Secretary to the Government of Imo State

2. Chief Uche Nwosu – Chief of Staff, Government House

3. Dr. Paschal Chigozie Obi – Principal Secretary to the Governor

4. Hon. Kingsley Uju – Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations)

5.Chief Emma Ojinero – Commissioner for Trade & Investment/Commerce

6. Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri – Commissioner for Information
7. Barr. (Mrs) Ngozi Njoku – Commissioner for Gender/Social Development
8. Lady Joy Mbawuike – Commissioner for Market Development
9. Hon. Obinna Mbata – Commissioner for Finance
10. Dr. Dan Nworie – Commissioner for Tertiary Education
11.Hon. Simeon Iwunze – Special Adviser on Urban Renewal
12. Barr. Obinna Amagwula – Special Assistant General Duties
13. Pst. (Mrs) Betty Uzoma- Special Assistant Finance

The Governor wishes them well.

Sam Onwuemeodo
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor


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